Telemundo’s entertainment news magazine “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” (Red Hot with Maria Celeste) is celebrating 15 years of programming focusing on news and entertainment and aimed at serving the Latino community.
“Fifteen years ago, we started this great adventure with a commitment to offer audiences a dynamic program full of compelling information,” said “Al Rojo Vivo” host, Maria Celeste Arraras. “We have been committed ever since to ensuring that each episode offers relevant and compelling news stories from around the world on a wide range of topics. That is why we like to say that ‘Al Rojo Vivo’ offers everything in one hour.”
To help celebrate this special milestone, award-winning journalist Maria Celeste Arraras, and her team of show producers assembled a weeklong celebration that includes a star-studded lineup of special surprises and performances from Latino celebrities, as well a look back at fifteen years of “Al Rojo Vivo” show highlights.
The special program kicks-off Monday May 15th with a series of unplugged concerts featuring several of today’s hottest Latino singing artists including Luis Fonsi, Nacho, Luis Coronel, Josh Favela, Regulo Caro and Ivy Queen.
On Tuesday May 16th, Arraras will broadcast live from the exact location in New York’s Times Square where her program made its debut fifteen year ago, and where she will receive a visit from special guests.
The program is expected to receive an official proclamation on Wednesday May 17th from the State of New York acknowledging their fifteen years on the air as well as their positive impact on the Latino community.
On Thursday May 18th Maria Celeste will recap her fifteen years on the air with special highlights and her best moments and celebrity interviews.
The show will end its weeklong festivities on Friday May 19th by gathering fifteen girls from low-income families who will join Arraras in her Miami studios to celebrate their 15th birthday in a dream “Quinceañera” show complete with a serenade from special guests.
During its fifteen years on the air the program “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” has captivated Hispanic audiences by focusing and presenting innovative stories highlighting the human aspect.
Arraras is one of the best-known figures in Spanish-speaking television and has been a guest anchor on NBC’s “Today Show” and a contributor for “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News.”
“Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” airs weekdays at 4pm/3p central time on NBC’s sister station Telemundo 51.